The First-Generation Initiative (FGI) was established in September 2019 to ensure academic success for first-generation college students or those who are the first in their family to attend a postsecondary institution.
Student Academic Success Programs (SASP) helps students rise to academic challenges and assists them in successfully completing the undergraduate curriculum. SASP specialists offer students programs designed to maximize their learning potential, personal adjustment, and academic performance.
The University Registrar’s Office certifies veterans each term for their benefits under federal programs, including the Yellow Ribbon Program. Most academic programs at SMU qualify for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, making an SMU education accessible and affordable. Veterans are required to provide specific documents before they can be certified with the VA’s Veterans Benefits Administration.
The Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program at Southern Methodist University combines faculty mentoring, undergraduate research, and academic support services to prepare and engage SMU students academically and encourage them to pursue postgraduate studies.